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Located along the Mississippi River, it owes its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, which protects the city's residents from flooding and other natural disasters. It is the capital and second-largest city of Louisiana, and is a major industrial and petrochemical center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the U.S. in terms of tonnage shipped.

Population: 227818
Local Newspapers: The Advocate
Local Sports Teams: LSU (Tigers) Southern University (Jaguars)
Local Colleges: Louisiana State University

Zip Codes associated with baton rouge, louisiana: 70714 70739 70767 70802 70805 70806 70807 70808 70809 70810 70811 70812 70814 70815 70816 70817 70818 70819 70820
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Lt. Gov. Nungesser blasts former Louisiana State Museum director,...

LA Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser points to the "Make Louisiana Great Again" hat while making a point speaking before President-Elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally for U.S. Senate candidate John Kennedy Friday Dec. 9, 2016, in the Dow Chemical Airplane Hangar at Metro Airport.

Bill to kill Louisiana's death penalty passes committee, heads to Senate floor

State Sen. Dan Claitor, a Republican and a former prosecutor, wrote Senate Bill 142, which would abolish the death penalty in Louisiana. When former prosecutor Marty Stroud began his career in Caddo Parish, his colleagues had a nickname for him: "fire eater."

Pop-rock band Future Islands to perform in Baton Rouge in the fall

Future Islands , a pop-rock band known for its sleeper hit "Seasons ," will perform on Monday, Sept. 11, at Varsity Theatre.

One Baton Rouge school makes list of best Louisiana public high schools; see top 10 here

Seven of the state's top 10 public high schools are in the New Orleans area, according to the 2017 U. S. News & World Report survey released Tuesday. Others are Haynes Academy School for Advanced Studies, second; Lusher Charter School, third; Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, fourth; New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics School, sixth; KIPP Renaissance High School, eighth; and Thomas Jefferson High School for Advanced Studies, tenth.

Familiar name replacing Troy Bell as Baton Rouge's interim chief administrative officer

The Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School Board of Directors has announced that James L. Llorens, president of the school, will retire at the end of the year. The Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School Board of Directors has announced that James L. Llorens, president of the school, will retire at the end of the year.

Baton Rouge area planners looking at data, state and local revenue to ...

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa, second from right, meets with Shawn Wilson, secretary of the state Department of Transportation and Development, second from left, speaking, and James Setze, executive director of the Capital Region Planning Commission, far left, on March 23 along with Iberville Parish President Mitch Ourso, third from right, and Ken Dawson, chief administrative officer of Ascension Parish, far right.

2 people grazed after shots fired on Sycamore St.

Two individuals were reportedly grazed by debris after a man fired shots into the ground on Sycamore St. near N. Foster Dr. Baton Rouge Police say a man shot into the concrete, and two individuals were injured just before 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

Ex-Webster tourism director fired for nude live stream files wrongful termination suit

The former Webster Parish tourism director who was fired for live-streaming herself nude on the company's Instagram account is suing to get her job back. 61-year-old Lynn Dorsey filed the suit April 10 against Jerry Madden, the Board of Directors Chairman for the Webster Parish Convention, Visitors Commission , and the commission itself.

Baton Rouge cigarette bandit told deputies 'he needed love'

A Baton Rouge man was arrested Sunday after authorities say he robbed two Circle K gas stations, stuffing cigarette cartons worth more than $1,500 into a black garbage bag. Marcus Green, 36, is accused of entering two Circle K gas stations less than a mile apart on Perkins Road and acting like he was armed while he robbed the stores, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.

Baton Rouge court begins hearing testimony about whether 70-year-old...

A 70-year-old man, convicted of killing an East Baton Rouge sheriff's deputy in 1963, began making his case for an opportunity at parole in a re-sentencing hearing Monday morning. Henry Montgomery, whose case wound up before the U.S. Supreme Court almost two years ago, was 17 years old when he fatally shot Deputy Charles Hurt.

The Rundown: House committee expecting to hear budget May 1, toy gun bill is pulled and more

The Advocate editorial board speaks with Gov. John Bel Edwards in his 4th floor office during opening day at the Louisiana legislature Monday April 10, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La. Today in The Rundown: The 2017 session is underway; Temporary budget patches get noticed; House Republicans set May 1 target for hearing budget; Toy gun bill gets pulled; and everything else you need to know today about Louisiana politics.

Thirteen candidates seek Senate District 2 seat

Thirteen candidates from seven parishes are vying for the Senate District 2 seat left vacant after second-term state Sen. Troy Brown resigned in February just before the Senate was planning to start expulsion proceedings following his arrests in two separate battery cases against women. Voters will go to the polls Saturday to decide who should serve the remainder of Brown's term, which expires Jan. 13, 2020.

Ask The Advocate: 6th Street blues; confused about intersection turns

Road Closed signs at the intersection of North 6th Street and Convention Street on Monday April 17, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La., for construction of condos. This closure is approved for 12 months.

Man hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after shooting on Wayne Drive

A shooting on Wayne Drive Saturday left one man in critical condition at a local hospital, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola said.

Library event offers Baton Rouge area flood victims chance to restore precious photographs

Operation Photo Rescue president Margie Hayes and East Baton Rouge Public Library archivist Melissa Eastin set a damaged photograph in place. Operation Photo Rescue president Margie Hayes and East Baton Rouge Public Library archivist Melissa Eastin set a damaged photograph in place.

Chanting 'defiance for science,' Baton Rouge marchers join others...

Men in colorful suits participate in a contest before the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Rain Araneda, left, one of the march's organizers, rallies protesters on the steps of the State Capitol during the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Men in colorful suits participate in a contest before the March for Science in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22. Chants of "defiance for science" and "2, 4, 6, 8 everybody vaccinate" filled the streets of downtown Baton Rouge Saturday as several hundred people marched on the capitol to advocate for science. Marchers in other other cities around the country did the same.

Baton Rouge, New Orleans area Business Honors for April 26, 2017

James Ottea , a professor of entomology with the LSU College of Agriculture and a research scientist in the LSU AgCenter , received the distinguished achievement in teaching award from the southeastern branch of the Entomological Society of America . Blake Wilson , a former doctoral student recently hired as a field crop entomologist with the LSU AgCenter , received the Henry Comstock Award for an outstanding Ph.D. student.

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